Empty snack cup from this morning...Hailey finds it.
Matt tries to take it b/c he needs everything that Hailey has.
Mommy takes snack cup away from all b/c it's ridiculous.
Hailey's mouth opens, but Mommy does not see anything happen as she is chucking snack cup into sink.
Matt starts crying...real tears...and oh shit, he's holding out a finger.
She bit him.
Automatic time-out in our house.
I tell Hailey to go to time-out and Matt goes to time-out (apparently, he's used to being the one in time-out???).
I lead Hailey over and try to explain to Matt that he's not in time-out, but he decides to serve his time anyway.
He holds hurt finger out again. I beckon him over with the promise of a thorough exam and a kiss.
Hailey stays put (amazing, right?).
Matt receives promised kiss and gets off Mommy's lap.
He proceeds to walk over to Hailey (who is still in time-out) and gives her a huge hug.
She hugs him back.
I start crying.
They don't notice me.
Matt releases hug.
Hailey grabs him around the legs (b/c he's standing and she's still sitting in time-out) and proceeds to give him another hug.
Hailey's time in time-out is up. I have her come over, so I can explain her wrongdoing (through my tears).
I explain. Hailey listens. I ask her to apologize to Matt (which she never has). She gives him a HUGE hug. He reciprocates.
My heart is full.
So, what are they doing as I write this post? Matt is chewing on outlet covers and Hailey is watching herself dance in the reflection from the dishwasher.
My tears have gone away, but I'm glad I got to see that. It makes me proud...now, will the aliens please return my real children?